SPOKANE, Wash—Two people suffered injuries and one of them was taken to Seattle for treatment early Sunday morning after a fire at a four-plex in North Spokane.
Fire officials received reports of flames coming from a basement window of a home at around 3:15 a.m. near N. Standard Street and E. Euclid Avenue. Six engines, two Battalion Chiefs a heavy rescue and two ladder trucks responded with 30 firefighters.
Fire officials immediately began fighting the flames and evacuated six occupants.
Firefighters rescued one man, who paramedics treated for second and third degree burns and smoke inhalation at the scene according to officials.
The victim was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for further treatment. Fire officials said his condition was unknown Sunday morning.
Fire officials said another woman suffered a minor knee injury and was treated at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.
The fire was confined to the basement hallway and stairs. It caused $5,000 in damage according to fire officials. As a result, the tenants in one downstairs unit were displaced until the structure is repaired.
The Spokane Fire Department began an investigation into the fire according to officials.